Providing Liquidity in a High-Frequency World: Trading Obligations and Privileges of Market Makers and a Private Right of Action
UCLA School of Law
September 14, 2012
Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, & Commercial Law (Forthcoming)
This Article analyzes the reach of a private right of action under federal securities law for violations of trading obligations and abuses of trading privileges by market makers in today’s rapidly evolving securities markets. The evolution of the applicable case law is traced, and potential approaches to a coherent theory of a private right of action are considered. The Article also discusses the significance of the changing economics and institutional framework of providing liquidity in securities markets and related regulatory debates.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 83
Keywords: Market Makers, Trading Obligations and Privileges, Private Right of Action, Securities Regulation, High-Frequency Trading
JEL Classification: G28, K22Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 1, 2012 ; Last revised: September 16, 2012
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